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B > BINATONE > Colour TV Game 4 plus 2 (model n° 01 / 4850)   


Binatone
Colour TV Game 4 plus 2 (model n° 01 / 4850)

This pong is one of the many Binatone systems. As its name indicates, it offers 6 games : 4 pong games (squash, squash practise, football, tennis) and 2 shooting games (target, shooting).

In order to understand how this system fits into the Binatone pong range, here is simplified list of the systems :

TV Master MK IV
TV Master 4 plus 2
TV Master MK 6
TV Master MK 8
TV Master MK 10

Colour TV Game
Colour TV Game 4 plus 2
Colour TV Game MK 6
Colour TV Game MK 10

The TV master serie are black & white pongs (first generation). The Colour TV Game 4 plus 2 system is the same as the Colour TV Game MK 6 except that the light gun is only optional while it is included in the MK6 package. Same marketing strategy for the TV Master 4 plus 2 and TV Master MK 6.

The two shooting games (and thus the optional lightgun) are also the only difference between the Colour TV Game 4 plus 2 and Color TV Game.

So how to differentiate a Colour TV Game 4 plus 2 from a TV Master 4 plus 2 ? Well first, the name... ;-) The underside and switches of the former are grey while those of the TV Master are orange. The Colour TV Game has also a small 'colour' logo next to its name (upper right).

The paddles are rather small, with one knob each, but are detachable and connected to the system through two small sockets. One interesting feature is that there is a switch to turn sound on / off (great !).

We need more info about this pong ! If you designed, used, or have more info about this system, please send us pictures or anything you might find useful.

 

and it was bought sometime between 1974 and 1977 if thats any use to anyone

          
Monday 10th November 2014
paul winsor (United Kingdom)

i have a working one of these , with all controlers . can anyone tell m how much it might be worth please

          
Monday 10th November 2014
paul winsor (United Kingdom)

Does anyone know where I might be able to obtain a circuit diagram as I have been given one of these to see if I can get it working but without the diagram it is almost impossible

          
Tuesday 31st July 2007
Paul Cheffings (UK)

 

NAME  Colour TV Game 4 plus 2 (model n° 01 / 4850)
MANUFACTURER  Binatone
ORIGIN  United Kingdom
YEAR  Unknown
BUILT IN GAMES  6 games : squash, squash practice, football, tennis, target, shooting
CONTROLLERS  Two detachable paddles with knob
CPU  Unknown
BUTTONS  Start, Manual serve
SWITCHES  Game selection and player options (power, speed, bat size, angle, serve, sound)
SCORE  On screen
COLORS  Yes
SOUND  Built-in speaker
I/O PORTS  RF TV video output, 2 x controller plugs, lightgun port
BATTERIES  6 x D size 1.5v batteries
POWER SUPPLY  External power supply unit
GUN  Yes, optional
PRICE  Unknown




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